Transport & Emergency Services


Burham lies along the Pilgrims Way, approximately half way between Rochester, 8km/5miles to the North and Maidstone, 8km/5miles to the South. Canterbury is 48km/29miles East and London 59km/35miles to the West. It has excellent road links to both the A228 and A229 roads.


The 155 bus runs to and from Chatham, via Rochester to Maidstone. This service is provided by Arriva & Nu-venture.
For up to date Arriva information go to:
For Arriva enquiries phone (01634) 283600 or (01622) 697000.
For up to date Nu-venture information go to: or click here for timetable.
For Nu-venture enquiries phone (01634) 882288
Timetables are displayed at the bus shelters in the village and the buses run to / from the following locations:
Chatham to Maidstone
Chatham Bus Station / Burham (the Windmill) / Maidstone Chequers
Maidstone to Chatham
Maidstone Chequers / Burham (the Windmill) / Chatham Bus Station.

Free Bus to Tesco!
On Wednesdays there is a free bus to Tesco, Lunsford Park, Larkfield leaving the village at approximately 10.00 a.m.


There are mainline stations at Maidstone, Chatham and Rochester with fast and frequent services to London and the Kent coast. There are high speed trains available from/to St Pancras to Ramsgate via Snodland and Maidstone.
Tel 0345 322 7021
For up-to-date information go to:

Emergency Services


The following are the appointed officers for Burham and the adjacent villages:
PCSO Jo-Anne Tiller:                                      101
Community Warden:                   07813 694140

To contact the police for non-emergency matters: 101
In the case of a genuine emergency:                         999

Defibrillator Information

The defibrillator is situated on the outside wall of the Parish Office, Rochester Road, Burham ME1 3RJ near to the recycling site. In case of emergency, please dial 999 and explain the situation. If the 999 operator is of the opinion that the equipment could be helpful, then a code for the equipment box will be issued. Once the outside box has been opened, the equipment can be removed and used. It “speaks” to guide the user on how to operate the equipment.

The defibrillator was installed in November 2014. The equipment itself was donated after Georgina Nicolettos, assistant to Chatham and Aylesford MP Tracey Crouch, after running the London Marathon in April 2014 to raise funding for defibrillators locally. The casing required to house the equipment was purchased with the generous funding of local residents and local companies.